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Electricity marks greenest year on record in 2019

First Utility were rebranded as Shell Energy in March 2019, more than a year after Shell purchased the supplier, and announced they were switching to 100% renewable energy. They later announced they were purchasing fellow small supplier Green Star Energy, another renewables specialist.

By Lucy Brown: 3 January 2020

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Records were broken in 2019 as more UK electricity was produced via renewables rather than from fossil fuels.

Wind and solar both saw record generation peaks, plus a day in August has been labelled as the ‘greenest’ ever.

The longest period with no coal being burned to generate electricity was recorded in May.

The figures released by National Grid come after a year of alterations in the UK energy market with several energy suppliers switching to 100% renewable electricity.

Energy in 2020

Several energy suppliers have made the switch to 100% renewable electricity in 2019, and other industry changes are taking place which may alter the energy landscape in the UK.

First Utility were rebranded as Shell Energy in March 2019, more than a year after Shell purchased the supplier, and announced they were switching to 100% renewable energy. They later announced they were purchasing fellow small supplier Green Star Energy, another renewables specialist.

Going into 2020, then, there’s likely to be further consolidation in the energy market, whether that’s in the form of further acquisitions or simply the migration of customers towards popular challengers such as Bulb and Octopus.

With Ofgem hoping to bring in reforms which would subject existing energy suppliers to more stringent checks as they grow, the market may stabilise with fewer suppliers collapsing than we’ve seen in 2018 and 2019.

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